About a year ago, Microsoft introduced the first release of Azure Firewall. Since then, and since its general release the service has grown and the features have matured. To begin, let's understand what Azure Firewall is? At its core it's a managed, network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It functions as … Continue reading Azure Firewall – Where to Start?
This month, Microsoft announced the introduction of a new method of running your Windows and Linux VMs within Azure. Dedicated Host is a new service that provides you with a single-tenant-host to run your workloads on. Or to phrase that more simply, your very own physical server in an Azure datacentre. Azure Dedicated Host Groups … Continue reading What is Azure Dedicated Host?
One of the most popular methods of connecting to Azure privately is via VPN. This can be a relatively simple process and is well documented by both Microsoft and 3rd party blogs. However, if you encounter problems, it can be difficult to get the data you need to troubleshoot efficiently. Especially if you don't have … Continue reading How to – Troubleshoot your Azure Virtual Network Gateway
A regular starting point for most people when first using Azure, or any public cloud, is a virtual machine. Depending on your environment, VMs can be one of the most expensive resources. It's no surprise that this can be a strong negative when considering a move to cloud. Before anything is deployed, it's important that … Continue reading How to – Reduce your Azure IaaS Costs
First announced back in late February, Azure Sentinel is the first cloud native SIEM service from a major provider. SIEM (security information and event management) is a primary component in any security service. Sentinel aims to leverage cloud specific benefits like elastic scale and AI to allow customers detect and respond to security incidents as … Continue reading Azure Sentinel – Where to start?